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LP Lotion: "Twice Charmed" on the Disney Wonder
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"Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story" is a new rendition of the happily ever after story of Cinderella and her Prince Charming now playing on the Disney Magic through 2005.
With the story beginning where the original ended -- during the wedding celebration of Cinderella and Prince Charming -- good fortune takes a turn when a new character, evil Fairy Godfather Franco DiFortunato, enters the picture on behalf of Lady Tremaine, Cinderella's stepmother. Granting Lady Tremaine's wish, he sends the family back in time to break Cinderella's glass slipper, thus destroying her chances of marrying the prince and writing a whole new story for Cinderella.
The 52-minute production features a rich musical score with six original compositions and two classic Disney songs including the "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo" and "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes."
"Twice Charmed..." is Disney's largest theatrical production ever aboard, the show includes a repertory cast of 21 performers. This cast not only performs "Twice Charmed," but is also responsible for the two other main stage shows performed in the Walt Disney Theatre throughout the cruise -- "The Golden Mickeys" and "Disney Dreams."
The book, lyrics and score for "Twice Charmed" were composed by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, who are among the most promising new composers and lyricists for musical theatre and are currently collaborating on an upcoming Broadway musical. The orchestrations and arrangements were by Alan Lee Silva and Timothy Mark Williams.
"Twice Charmed" was directed by Joe Calarco, whose "Shakespeare's R & J," a re-telling of "Romeo and Juliet," was a hit off-Broadway in New York and was critically praised in Chicago, Washington, D.C., London and Tokyo.
Karma Camp, who has both Broadway and off-Broadway credits, choreographed the show. She has choreographed more than 20 productions at Signature Theatre of Arlington, Va., and also developed the choreography for "Snow White -- An Enchanting New Musical" at Disneyland.
The designers on "Twice Charmed" were Sets: James Kronzer; Costumes: Helen Huang; and Lighting: Chris Lee.
VideosTwo video clips are available by clicking below.
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